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Portugal needs more immigrants

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Here are some interesting statistics:

Portugal Population Clock

Portugal Population (as of 5/22/2024) 10,225,988
Next UN Estimate (July 1, 2024) 10,223,349
Births per Day 216
Deaths per Day 311
Migrations per Day 27
Net Change per Day -68
Population Change Since Jan. 1 -9,724
  • Net decrease of 1 person every 21.18 minutes

  • Population estimates based on interpolation of data from World Population Prospects

 
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And the current population by city:

City
2024 Population
Lisbon 517,802
Porto 249,633
Amadora 178,858
Braga 121,394
Setubal 117,110
Coimbra 106,582
Queluz 103,399
Funchal 100,847
Cacem 93,982
Vila Nova de Gaia 70,811
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Yeah. Every developed country needs immigrants at this point to counter-act below replacement birth rates. I also hope the Portuguese government does more to keep their young people. I think Portuguese society is the major appeal to immigrants and they risk it fraying beyond repair if they aren’t careful. 

Great read: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/545397/empty-planet-by-darrell-bricker-and-john-ibbitson/

It’s basically an assessment that the UN’s population forecasts are a bit too optimistic as proven by looking at their assessments vs. the actual over time and what that changes means for society. 

 

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